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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Real estate, banking and finance.


Partner in the Guildford office of the real estate division specialising in all aspects of non-contentious, high value landlord and tenant work; pre-let agreements; freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals; hotel purchases and disposals, including development agreements; care home developments; secured lending and residential development work. A member of the hotel and leisure sector group, Mike has recently advised on two plus £150 million GDV developments. He acts for Flight Centre (UK) Limited (on all their UK acquisitions and disposals), various hotel entrepreneurs/brands; Burhill Group Limited and Galleon Care Homes Ltd.


Trained Penningtons, 2003; qualified 2005; associate 2009; partner 2012.


Shebbear College; University of Southampton (2001 BA Hons 2(1) archaeology and history); College of Law, Guildford (2002 postgraduate Diploma in Law, commendation; 2003 LPC, commendation).

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

(Leading individuals)

Mike BusbyPenningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP’s Guildford real estate team, ‘a dynamic, hard-working, personable and knowledgeable group of individuals‘, serves a diverse client base beyond its regional office location. Team head Mike Busby specialises in development work and high value asset acquisitions, disposals and portfolio refinancing. Tony Burns  specialises in the acquisition, development, and management of industrial and logistics sites, together with related planning agreements, utility documentation, and subsequent sales and lettings. Tim Davies has extensive experience dealing with option agreements, conditional contracts and promotion agreements.